PITTSBURG -- A kickoff event for upcoming Relay for Life fundraising wallks will take later this month at the Pittsburg Elk Lodge.

The event is a prelude to four American Cancer Society Relay for Life fundraising walks. The walks are scheduled in Oakley on May 17-18 at Freedom High School; in Brentwood on June 21-22 at Liberty High School; in Antioch on June 21-22 at Deer Valley High School; and in Pittsburg on July 19-20 at the Civic Center.

The March 26 kickoff event, which starts at 6 p.m, will feature information about the upcoming walks along with dinner, entertainment and a chance to win prizes.

For more information, contact Jackie Mitchell at 925-698-5220 or jacmitchell@sbcglobal.net.

Contact Eve Mitchell at 925-779-7189. Follow her on Twitter.com/EastCounty_Girl.